17 Jan 2020

This little piggy... could be culled

From Summer Report, 8:36 am on 17 January 2020

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The Department of Conservation's efforts to cull Auckland Island pigs are being labelled a crime against humanity.

The pesky porcines are devastating the natural environment and are the subject of a five-million-dollar erradication project by DOC.

But they're also the only completely virus and disease-free pig species, which medical researchers think could hold revolutionary remedies for humans.

Katie Todd reports.